Holmfirth Flood Monumental Almshouses

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The Holmfirth Almshouses were built in 1856 as a monument to the victims of the flood of 1852.


The initial proposal had been to construct seven adjoining properties — one for each of the townships affected by the flood — but this was eventually reduced to five.

Residents of the Almshouses included Eliza Perkin, the widow of Joe Perkin, and their son, itinerant musician Mendelssohn Perkin.

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Holmfirth Flood Monumental Almshouses


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This page was last modified on 12 August 2018 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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